Northern Star Flute and Guitar
Peggy Doerrie, Flute
Kevin Carlson, Guitar
Kevin Carlson (guitar) and Peggy Doerrie (flute) have collaborated as a duo since 1994.

We create a special vibrant sound, bringing to our collaboration a synthesis of our experience and expertise as artists on our particular instruments. We consider ourselves a unique duo because of Kevin Carlson's proficiency in all styles of guitar playing ...
"a captivating guitar stylist".

The variety of music we cover gives us the potential for reaching a broad spectrum of listeners: classical and liturgical selections, light pop, jazz standards, folk, bossa nova, Spanish dances, movie and Broadway themes, and holiday music. Some original compositions and arrangements by Kevin are also part of our repertory.

Performance Locations
  • Landmark Center Holiday Bazaar in St. Paul every year since 1996
  • Minnesota Guitar Society 2011 Classical Guitarathon, St. Paul, MN
  • Music in the Gardens Concert Series at Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud
  • Benefit Wine Tasting with Music Duos for St. Cloud Symphony
  • 2003 Symphony Ball for the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
  • Guthrie Theatre
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Children's Hospital, Minneapolis
  • Senior Retirement Centers in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud
  • Coffee Houses, Shopping Malls and Coburn's Grocery Stores
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Worship Services
Our music is easy listening for receptions, dinner parties, corporate events and restaurants.

"Northern Star Flute and Guitar provided a wonderful, well-attended show for our residents. It was so refreshing to work with Peggy, someone who is not only passionate and talented, but professional and kind as well. We can't wait to have them back!"
    - Ashley Abramson, Director of Activities at Walker Place, Minneapolis

"My name is Diane Lewis and I am the Director of Volunteers for Minnesota Landmarks, Inc, and the Event Coordinator for the Landmark Center Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar held at Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul. Peggy Doerrie and Kevin Carlson of the Northern Star Flute and Guitar have entertained visitors to the Holiday Bazaar for over 15 years and, because both artists and event attendees look forward to their lovely music, Peggy and Kevin are invited back every year."
    - Diane Lewis, Director of Volunteers for Minnesota Landmarks

Kevin Carlson has enjoyed a life long career of guitar driven teaching, performance and liturgical music. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree, (Summa) from University of MN, Minneapolis, MN (1987), as well as a Professional Guitar Degree from Musicians Institute (GIT), Los Angeles, CA (1988). Kevin has performed with pianist Roger Williams, composer Marvin Hamlish and comedians George Burns and Rita Moreno, for theater productions and concerts at the University of MN, Ordway, State and World Theatres, Orchestra Hall, Northrup Auditorium in the Twin Cities, and with the Paramount Jazz Orchestra in St. Cloud. Kevin has done recording work with Jan Michael Joncas for GIA Publications in Chicago and Minneapolis, and with Christina Seaborn in St. Cloud, MN.

Kevin has been a National Guitar Workshop presenter (Chet Atkins Appreciation Society) in Nashville, TN (July 2011) and served as Music Director at Christ Church Newman Center, St. Cloud State University for 13 years. In addition to performing as a freelance soloist and ensemble guitarist, Kevin directs the Childbloom / PMI Guitar School and the Twin Rivers Bella Corda advanced (teen) guitar ensemble in St. Cloud, MN. Kevin is an active member of Guitar Foundation of America, the MN Guitar Society and MN Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

Kevin's repertoire consists of wide array of high-caliber arrangements for solo guitar including classical favorites, guitar masterpieces ala Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Johnny Smith, TV / movie music, Scott Joplin, and pop / jazz standards from the 1920's through the 1970's. He also composes original music and plays a variety of historic guitars in his programs.